POLS 7010X Ancient and Medieval Political Thought
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30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
Analytical and historical examination of principal political thinkers from Plato through Machiavelli. Topics to be considered include: the role of virtue and political participation; classical theories of democracy, aristocracy, and monarchy; the Christian critique of ancient politics; the breakdown of the Christian worldview; the rise of modernity. Theorists may include Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Al-Farabi, Maimonides, and Machiavelli.